Self Portrait is the 1970 debut album by English singer Ruth Copeland. The album was released by Invictus Records in 1970 and produced by Ruth Copeland, though it is widely believed that the actual producer of the album was her then husband Jeffrey Bowen working under an alias. The album presumably was recorded during the same sessions that produced Parliament's debut album, Osmium.
The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland - The Music Box, A Gift Of Me (7"). The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland. The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland - The Music Box, A Gift Of Me (7", Single).
A blues folksinger born in Durham, England, Ruth Copeland first came to attention after marrying Jeffrey Bowen, a staff producer at Motown. When Bowen followed songwriters nd over to their own Invictus label in 1970, Copeland was one of his first signings as she joined the fledgling vocal group New Play to become the label's first white performer. Late 1971 brought the release of Copeland's second album, I Am What I Am, recorded with many of the same musicians as its predecessor, only now they were her own band. In an odd twist, Hazell, Worrell, Fulwood, and Nelson had all quit c, but remained together to back Copeland, first in the studio and then on tour as she promoted the album. The tour was a success; the shows were solid and the audiences receptive. Unfortunately, Copeland quickly found herself in an uncomfortable position.
The Music Box" as a single release isn't bad, it's just boring, but others like "Thanks for the Birthday Card," "William in the Night" (ugh), and "Bel Di (One Fine Day)" will have you scratching your head and possibly breaking this record.
In 1996 both Ruth Copeland albums were licensed by HDH Inc and reissued by P-Vine Records individually In 1997 both Ruth Copeland albums were reissued on one CD under the juxtaposed title Self Portrait/I Am What I Am Deepbeats DEEPM 022 It was then issued under the title Gimme Shelter - The Invictus Sessions Castle Music CMRCD 576 Both compilations omitted the. track "Un Bel Di One Fine Day" To date, both Ruth Copeland albums have not been released in the US on CD The two complete albums, plus bonus single mixes of some of the songs, were released in a two-disc set by UK label Edsel.
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Ruth Copeland - Prologue: Child of the North (4:59) 02. Ruth Copeland - Thanks for the Birthday Card (5:05) 03. Ruth Copeland - Your Love Been so Good to Me (3:22) 04. Ruth Copeland - The Music Box (3:41) 05. Ruth Copeland - The Silent Boatman (6:19) 06. Ruth Copeland - To William in the Night (3:22) 07. Ruth Copeland - No Commitment (4:04) 08. Ruth Copeland - I Got a Thing for You Daddy (2:58) 09. Ruth Copeland - A Gift of Me (1:58) 10. Ruth Copeland - Un Bel Di (6:17) 11. Ruth Copeland - The Music Box (3:41) 12. Ruth Copeland - A Gift of Me (Single Version) (2:57) 13. Ruth Copeland - No Comm.
|A||The Music Box|
|B||A Gift Of Me|
|Is 9072||The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland||The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland - The Music Box (7")||Invictus||Is 9072||US||1969|
|2C 006-91.265||The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland||The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland - A Gift Of Me / The Music Box (7", Single)||Invictus||2C 006-91.265||France||1969|
|1 C 006-91265 M||Ruth Copeland||The Music Box / A Gift Of Me (7")||Invictus||1 C 006-91265 M||Germany||1969|
|5C 006-91265 M||The New Play , Starring Ruth Copeland||The New Play , Starring Ruth Copeland - A Gift Of Me / The Music Box (7")||Invictus||5C 006-91265 M||Netherlands||1969|
|IVK-3967||Ruth Copeland||The Music Box (7")||Invictus||IVK-3967||Australia||1970|